Saturday, December 1, 2007

Here I Am!

Wow, it's been some time since I've posted. I have been doing lots of reading other folks' blogs lately. I mentioned to Mimi at Domestic Heaven that I am so impressed with the organization and tidiness of her sewing space; so much so that I have been encouraged to clean up my act. I spent a large chunk of time over the Thanksgiving weekend rearranging and cleaning my sewing room. Here are some "before pictures", I will post some "after" pictures later this weekend, after I have done a few more things.

This is an insane amount of clutter.


Every surface is covered with stuff , including the floor.


My cutting table is somewhere under all that junk.


When I want to cut out something, it takes forever just to move all the other stuff out of the way. Fortunately everything in my sewing room is on casters.

Even the walk-in closet is full.


I had to move my patterns to our garage. Each drawer holds nearly 300 patterns, and all four drawers are just about full. Do you think I need to be buying anymore patterns any time soon?

I have a nice work table and craft cabinet in my garage, but the garage is not heated, so I can't work out there in the winter. Even though it's an attached garage, it gets very cold in winter.

I will be posting pictures of my new and improved sewing room this weekend. Along with projects I've been working on. I finished the Huckleberry Ascot. I am knitting an infant dress, and I'm sewing a knit jersey dress for myself.

6 comments:

C. Dishmey said...

Wow! You alot of great stuff :-)

Adrienne said...

WOW! Can't wait to see your room all finished up! I want one of those pattern drawers! LOL

Sharon said...

I have to admit that I really like peeking into other's creative areas that are a bit out of control :-) It makes me feel so much better about my own space that can be quite cluttered especially when I'm in the midst of many projects.

And I see nothing wrong with a big pattern cabinet that holds 300 patterns per drawer - instead of cutting back on patterns you just need to find another one of those cabinet. I sure could use one or two myself, LOL!

Sheila said...

Wow!!! - you have a fab craft room even if you have too much stuff.

gaylen said...

Your crafting space looks great. Thank you for your comments on my blog - I'm glad to be home already, even if I am stiff and sore :) g

Kat said...

I can't wait to see the new and improved sewing room! And what a cutting table! I LOVE your cutting table. Hmmm...that would be a great Christmas present :) !